REFLECTION OF WHICH WAY HOME

Hola,

This poem, is a response to the documentary Which Way Home, I watched the documentary during a special event at The New School when I was an undergraduate student in the Spring of 2011. On my way home I was very emotional. When I am very emotional I normally I write, and that is what I did on my way home that afternoon.

Enjoy!

WRITING IN 2018

This year I aim to share at least one post every month. Last year it was hard to continuously post because I kept getting in the way of sharing my writing. This year, I aim to get out of my own head and share my writing. First post is coming soon…

BAD HAIR = PELO MALO (ESPAÑOL)

Hace dos años tomé la decisión de dejar de desrizarme/alisarme el cabello. Esta decisión no fue instantánea, ya que he contemplando hacerlo durante años, tratando de armarme de valor y realmente dejar de alisar mi cabello. Después de 17 años, finalmente tomé la decisión y en junio del año 2015 fue la última vez que…

BAD HAIR = PELO MALO

Two years ago I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair. This decision was not out of whim, I was contemplating doing so for years, trying to muster up the courage to actually stop relaxing my hair. After 17 years I finally made my decision and in June 2015 was the last time I…

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY FORMAL EDUCATION: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

If you take a look at my first blog written in 2011 (Who, What, When, Where and Why’s of Julia R.), you can get a glimpse of my cultural background and what my formal education history looks like. However, things did not turn out the way I wrote them on that blog, hence the reason…

LA HISTORIA DE MI NOMBRE

La mayoría de mis amigos de la escuela y el trabajo me conocen por el nombre Julia, lo mismo es verdad para cualquier persona que he conocido a través de redes profesionales o fuera de mi familia. Sin embargo, para mi familia, si buscas a Julia, no te dirigirán hacia mí, te dirigirían a mi…

QUE ES LIVE.LEARN.SOAR (VIVE.APRENDE.ASCENDE)?

Como seres humanos que somos, pasamos segundos, minutos, horas, días, semanas, meses, o años contemplando qué tipo de vida hemos tenido hasta ahora, o nos gustaría tener. Estas contemplaciones nos hacen perder de nuestra vista las bendiciones que ya tenemos en nuestras vidas. En un mundo donde hay gente que vive en la pobreza, donde…

MY NAME STORY

Most of my school and work friends know me by the name of Julia, the same goes for anyone I have met through professional networks or outside of my family. However, to my family, if you are looking for Julia, they will not direct you towards me, they would direct you to my paternal grandmother….

What is Live. Learn.Soar!?

Welcome to my blog, this small essay provides the reader with a brief idea of what Live.Learn.Soar! is all about.

Who, What, When, Where, and Why’s of Julia R.

My name is Julia Ramirez, I am originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States when I was eleven years old. I have been enrolled in public schools until now. I went to my local middle school and learned English through their bilingual program. I went to a small international high school…